Bulletin 230326 — Year 3 Increase: Weeneebayko Area Health Authority
Permanent adjustments of the Year 1 and Year 2 increases will be effective April 1, 2023.
To: Weeneebayko Area Health Authority (WAHA) Physicians
Category: Primary Health Care Services, Physician Services
Written by: Negotiations Branch, Physician and Provider Services Division
Date issued: March 31, 2023
The Ministry of Health and the Ontario Medical Association have been working together to implement physician compensation increases in accordance with the 2021 Physician Services Agreement (PSA).
The PSA provides for Year 1 and Year 2 compensation increases to be implemented as permanent adjustments to physician payments effective April 1, 2023. The permanent increase amounts vary according to relativity as outlined in the PSA. They are allocated to each section or physician grouping, as per page 6 of the Financial Agreement of the PSA.
Blended Fee-For-Service (BFFS) premium increase
Effective April 1, 2023, BFFS premium payments will increase from 5% to 20% of the approved amount on all shadow-billed claims.
Base payment increase
Effective April 1, 2023, the following payment elements under your funding agreement will be increased by 0.875% and will be reflected in your May 2023 payment:
- Base Payment
New services eligible for after-hours
Effective April 1, 2023, the new service ‘K133A-Periodic Health Visit for Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities’ is eligible for the after-hours premium when billed with a Q012A for enrolled patients.
Fee Schedule code increases effective April 1, 2023
Effective April 1, 2023, the Fee Schedule Master (FSM) will be updated to reflect new values for fee-for-service (FFS) codes as agreed to between the ministry and the OMA at the Physician Payment Committee (PPC). For more information, please see INFOBulletin 230310.
Physician Services Agreement; PSA; physicians; payments